RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating some Bishop Manogue graduates who put a new spin on the school's Safe and Sober Graduation Party by allegedly getting high on drugs before attending.
Manogue's interim president, Jim Toner, says the annual event is highly anticipated for the students and about 90 percent of the seniors attend each year. This year, however, Toner says a handful of students took an illicit substance. It is believed to be some kind of marijuana. Students reportedly got sick at the party. Toner says one of those students got so sick, he or she required medical attention.
Fewer than ten students reported being sick, but it was enough for school officials to end the event early and send the kids home. Toner says the students involved knew they were taking drugs and reports that food was spiked are false.
Toner hopes this won't blemish the reputation of Manogue students. He says "This is embarrassing, but we know that the kids are basically good kids and there were a handful who made bad choices."